Leo Messi will today, Friday 30th June 2017 tie the knot to the mother of his two kids in a much talked about wedding to long-term childhood sweet heart Antonella Roccuzzo whom he met at age five.
The star studded guest list includes Luis Suarez and Carles Puyol as well as ex-Barca and current Chelsea player Cesc Fabregas who were disembark at the small airport in the northern city of Rosario Thursday night on their arrival.
A host of footballing stars including Barcelona striker Neymar and ex-Barca star Xavi Hernandez are also expected among the 260 guests at Friday’s wedding at the Hotel City Center Casino.
Guests at the Messi wedding have been asked to make donations to the Leo Messi Foundation, which is the charitable foundation run by the Barcelona superstar.
According to reports in Argentina, Rosario has been taken over by media and guests for the wedding in what feels like a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Authorities revealed that 300 police officers were deployed at key points in the gritty port city — the birthplace of the bloody drug gang Los Monos — to ensure that guests traveled safely to the venue.
With a homicide rate twice the national rate, Rosario is considered one of Argentina’s most dangerous cities.
But Messi, 30, and his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo, 29, return every year to visit their families.
Messi’s first-team teammates have all invited. There will also be personal hairdressers made available for guests.
Interestingly, there will be entertainment services for children not adults.
And approximately 150 journalists will be allowed to cover the wedding, but they won’t have access to the ceremony or party but there will be a big screen outside the venue to stream the event to fans.
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